22-year-old not good enough: Three things we learned about Tottenham in win v Burnley
COMMENT By Harvey Byrne
Football Insider analyses three main talking points from Tottenham’s 2-0 win against Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday.
Injuries will prevent title challenge
Both Harry Winks and Victor Wanyama were hauled off the field with injuries in the first half at Turf Moor, joining stars Danny Rose and Harry Kane on the treatment table alongside long-term injured Erik Lamela. With seven points currently separating Spurs from league leaders Chelsea with 10 matches left it already looked a tough task for the north London club. However, it now looks near impossible without their key players.
Janssen not good enough
Many Tottenham fans have looked to keep the faith with Vincent Janssen who has scored just five goals in 31 outings all competitions for Spurs since his £17million move from Dutch side AZ Alkmaar. However, after making his first league start for the club since November it is now clear why Mauricio Pochettino has limited his plaing time and it is simply because he is not good enough. The forward is too slow for Spurs’ fast possession play and when he does get on the ball he often loses it. The Holland international is one of a number of flops signed by the club in the summer.
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Rose and Walker needed
Danny Rose and Kyle Walker have been hailed throughout the season for their ability to provide both an influence up the pitch while also defending well. However, with both Ben Davies and Kieran Trippier it is clear why the two England internationals are a rare breed. Neither Davies or Trippier provide the same attacking threat as the first team pair and it looked at some stage like Tottenham would have to leave Turf Moor with a point, which would not have been the case with Rose or Walker on either flank.
In other Tottenham news, fans reacted on Twitter to Janssen starting ahead of the match.